What's Your Sign? New Research Reveals Zodiac is Wrong

As a proud Sagittarian, I’ve always felt that my Zodiac sign was spot on with regard to my personality.  However, I’ve recently learned that my Birthday, December 17, falls on the cusp between Sagittarius, and something called Ophiuchus!  I’ll explain…

Apparently the above image is a thing of antiquity.

Make room for the 13th Sign!

According to TIME, astronomers from the Minnesota Planetarium Society found that because of the moon’s gravitational pull on Earth, the alignment of the stars was pushed by about a month.

This means, apparently, that everything you thought you knew about your Horoscope is likely wrong.

“Because of this change in the tilt, the Earth is over here and the sun is in a different constellation than it was 3,000 years ago when this study of the stars began,” Minnesota astronomer Parke Kunkle  told the Twin Cities’ KARE-TV. To account for this discrepancy, a new sign has been figured into the Zodiac.

Ophiuchus is the 13th sign, and actually, calling it new is misleading.  The sign Ophiuchus, the snake holder, has been in existence since ancient Babylon.  However, it was thrown out by the Babylonians for reasons of symmetry.

1725 — <Constellation of Ophiuchus Group> Engraving by Sir James Thornhill — Image by © Stapleton Collection/Corbis

This is how the Minnesota Planetarium Society says the Zodiac should fall.

Capricorn: Jan. 20-Feb. 16.
Aquarius:
Feb. 16-March 11.
Pisces:
March 11-April 18.
Aries:
April 18-May 13.
Taurus:
May 13-June 21.
Gemini:
June 21-July 20.
Cancer:
July 20-Aug. 10.
Leo:
Aug. 10-Sept. 16.
Virgo: Sept. 16-Oct. 30.
Libra:
Oct. 30-Nov. 23.
Scorpio: Nov. 23-29.
Ophiuchus:
Nov. 29-Dec. 17.  (Read all about the Ophiuchus way of life here)
Sagittarius: Dec. 17-Jan. 20.

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